Hitachi has announced a new portable blu-ray burner designed to hook up to a HD camcorder.
The DZ-WR90 connects to your camcorder (and hopefully your PC but this isn’t known yet) via an eSATA connector and allows you to burn whatever footage you select. There is no editing capabilities built-in though so we feel this is only usable for the most rudimentary backup of video for later processing and refining.
The drives burns at 2x speed which means it takes 90 minutes to burn the maximum of 3hrs of 1080p video onto a blu-ray disc, and it also supports DVD-R discs and double sided discs (if you flip them over manually).
No price has been announced yet and the Hitachi DZ-WR90 portable Blu-ray burner should be available for purchase sometime in July.